Star Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes having the Indian Premier League within the UAE will degree the taking part in subject “a fair bit” within the T20 World Cup to be held on the similar venue subsequent month. The IPL will resume on September 19 within the UAE after being suspended in May as a result of second wave of COVID-19 in India, which led to a number of instances inside its bio-bubble. It might be adopted by the T20 World Cup from October 17. “The tournament being in UAE probably levels the playing field a little bit,” Maxwell, who performs for Royal Challenger Bangalore within the IPL was quoted as saying by the ICC web site.
“Probably makes it a little bit easier for there not to be as much of a home ground advantage. For the IPL to be there to have a lot of international players that are potentially going to be in that World Cup over there playing, I think it’s probably levelled the playing field a fair bit,” he added.
Australia’s prime gamers, together with Steve Smith, David Warner, Aaron Finch and Pat Cummins, haven’t competed in the previous couple of months and might be again in motion on the IPL.
Maxwell mentioned the IPL stint will assist the preparation of the Australian gamers.
“The fact we’ve got a lot of guys going over for the IPL as a preparation, get a few games in those conditions, it’s going to do wonders for our batters,” he mentioned.
“Our bowlers are going to be up and firing by the time the tournament starts. I can assure you everyone is looking forward to hitting the ground running over there,” he mentioned.
Australia must battle it out towards defending champions West Indies, world primary England and South Africa in a tricky group within the Super 12 stage.
With their key gamers lacking, Australia suffered 1-5 collection losses towards the West Indies and Bangladesh however Maxwell has no doubts they’re going to handle a greater efficiency on the huge competitors.
Talking about Australia’s possibilities on the World Cup, Maxwell mentioned, “I think they’re very good. When this team comes together, I think we’ll slip straight back into us being in a great position.”
“We’re all looking forward to it. You look through our line-up, we’ve got a team full of match winners and guys that on their day can take the game away from the opposition,” he added.
Asked concerning the draw within the T20 World Cup, Maxwell mentioned, “There are no weak teams in this World Cup and we know that. We know we’ve also got a very good chance of beating everyone on our day. Both groups are going to be tough, it doesn’t matter.”
“If we play our best, I feel that’s going to be good enough on the day. I think we’ll be focussing solely on what we can do every game and hopefully, that is good enough at the end of the day,” he concluded.
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